: Fataar (A.)

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185pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2015


"One of the few educational sociologists in South Africa working with ethnographic methods, Fataar captures the complex interactions and dynamics between social life, school processes and youth subjectivity in townships in the Western Cape. Its approach to the troubled question of youth and subjectivity is enlightening, and vital to understanding the post-apartheid city and school. Insightfully wrought, the book fills a much-needed gap in educational sociology in South Africa." Linda Chisholm, Professor, Centre for Education Rights and Transformation, University of Johannesburg

"Aslam Fataar's work with concepts of mobilities and space is enormously generative, providing a way for teachers, principals, communities and policy makers to engage with the ‘complex ecologies’ of young people’s learning in urban schools. As an astute policy analyst, he also well knows the systemic barriers in the way of achieving this...This is an exciting and provocative book. It pushes an important conversation about the next phase of education in South Africa and takes the global conversation about pedagogical injustice to new dimensions." Professor Marie Brennan and Dr Lew Zipin, Victoria University, Melbourne

Aslam Fataar is the Vice-Dean: Research in the Faculty of Education at Stellenbosch University. He is President of the South African Education Research Association, and Editor-in-Chief of the Southern African Review of Education. He is also the author of "Education Policy Development in South Africa's Democratic Transition, 1994-1997" (2011).